American soldiers held back from helping Iraqi police in their battle against the Mehdi Army in Najaf on Thursday morning, but later U.S. commanders agreed to resupply the police with ammunition, according to a senior U.S. military officer. .
One factor in the withholding of U.S. soldiers from the battle is its location. The police station under attack is just 500 yards from the Imam Ali Shrine, an area out of bounds for coalition forces under a deal brokered last week between Iraqi leaders and al-Sadr which allowed Iraqi police to return to Najaf.
It is really hard to blame the Americans for deaths that are caused by Iraqi militias, which no one will stand up to and point out their crimes and offenses. I am afraid that the Iraqi people are going to learn the true meaning of freedom, in the next few years.
Total Freedom is not free, and it cannot be bought with money. It can only be fought for.